Course info

Office hours

Where? 102 Snedecor Hall, phone 4-7782

When? 1:00 - 2:00 Monday, Wednesday, Friday (after class), or any time as long as I am available.  Please call or send e-mail before coming over to either office, so if possible, check before going anywhere!

Consultations over e-mail very welcome! I will make every effort to answer promptly.  Answers that I believe will be of the interest of the entire class will be posted on the course's web site.


Gabriel Camaņo

315C Snedecor Hall

Office hours by appointment (


Grading and other info


Bayesian Data Analysis, by Gelman, Carlin, Stern, and Rubin (2nd edition, Chapman and Hall, 2003).

Here you will find a (non extensive) list of internet bookstores where you can buy the textbook.

Here you will find errata's for the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth printings of the first edition of the book.


Other books of interest

  • B.P. Carlin and T.A. Louis (2000) Bayes and Empirical Bayes Methods for Data Analysis, Chapman and Hall.
  • W.G. Gilks, S. Richardson, and D.J. Spiegelhalter (1995) Markov Chain Monte Carlo in Practice, CRC Press.
  • P. Congdon (2001). Bayesian Statistical Modeling, Wiley.
  • Denison, Holmes, Mallick, and Smith (2002) Bayesian Methods for Nonlinear Classification and Regression, Wiley.
  • Robert (2001) The Bayesian Choice, Springer. 



Students with disabilities

Iowa State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and  Sect 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  If you have a disability and  anticipate needing accommodations in this course, please contact the  instructor Alicia Carriquiry  within the first two  weeks of the semester.  Retroactive requests for accommodations will not be  honored. Before meeting with Prof. Carriquiry, you will need to obtain a  SAAR form with  recommendations for accommodations from the Disability Resources Office,  located in Room 1076 on the main floor of the Student Services Building.  Their telephone number is 515-294-6624.

Class mailing list

Class mailing list:

·         The class list is both public and hidden.  Public: any user can add or delete himself/herself from the list. Hidden: the list's information and membership is not visible to anyone but the owner(s) and the creator. 

If you want to check whether you belong to the list, to add yourself to the list, or delete yourself from the list type the appropriate command, from the list below, at your Project Vincent prompt:

      • To check whether you are a member of the list

chlist -m stat544.spring2005

      • To add your name to the list

chlist -add your_email_address stat544.spring2005

      • To delete your name from the list

chlist -delete your_email_address stat544.spring2005